Guam mourns passing of former Sinajana mayor Alfonso Matanane Pangelinan


Press Release – Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio send their sincere condolences to the family of the late Alfonso Matanane Pangelinan.

Pangelinan served as Vice Mayor of the village of Sinajana from 1965 to 1967 and Mayor from 1968 to 1973.

“Our Administration has directed all Government of Guam agencies to fly their flags at
half-staff in his honor. Mayor Pangelinan was a beloved leader, a war survivor, and a
veteran. It is truly a sad day for our island,” said Leon Guerrero.

“Mayor Pangelinan lived a long, fulfilling life. He dedicated his life to serving our island as
a leader in our villages and our Nation as a soldier. He was a humble man who enjoyed the
simple pleasures in life, like fishing and playing guitar. We pray for him and his family
during this time,” said Tenorio.

Pangelinan also worked for Gov. Ricardo J. Bordallo during his two terms in office.
Rosary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.